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The most direct way nationalism caused World War I was through the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, who was the heir to the throne of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Many oppressed Slavic...

Latest answer posted April 22, 2019 10:13 pm UTC

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Many causes exist that led to the rise of dictatorships after WWI. After the war, Russia, Italy, and Germany found themselves in situations that allowed dictators to rise to power. The countries...

Latest answer posted January 19, 2018 2:54 pm UTC

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Geographically, the Eastern Front was much larger than the Western Front. It stretched from the Baltic Sea in the north to the Black Sea in the south. By contrast, the Western Front comprised just...

Latest answer posted May 9, 2020 10:59 pm UTC

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The other answers here do a good job of explaining how the alliance system made a major conflict all but avoidable. One detail that made the alliance system between the European powers particularly...

Latest answer posted November 14, 2019 11:38 am UTC

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The Treaty of Versailles has been given this name because it was the outcome of negotiations at the end of World War I, which were signed in the Palace of Versailles in France on 28th of June,...

Latest answer posted February 2, 2021 10:48 am UTC

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The Russian Revolution had a major effect on the final result of WWI. The overthrow of the czar and the implementation of the Provisional Government under Kerensky led Wilson to feel much better...

Latest answer posted January 20, 2020 3:14 pm UTC

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Earlier on, as the war raged on in Europe, the general public in America was against direct participation in the war. However, as time went by, public opinion changed and the war was seen as a...

Latest answer posted December 18, 2015 5:51 pm UTC

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One could say that World War I put in place the process of decolonization that would eventually bear fruit fifty or sixty years later. Once the war had been concluded, the general consensus among...

Latest answer posted April 6, 2021 11:29 am UTC

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In many ways, it was luck that enabled the Allies to win the war, but they did make make slightly better strategic decisions, while the Germans made some fatal blunders. The first blunder was to...

Latest answer posted January 18, 2021 11:49 am UTC

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Ultimately, it is important to keep in mind that modern democracy requires an element of faith for it to function. The citizenry must believe in democracy and democratic values. Otherwise it cannot...

Latest answer posted May 25, 2021 9:03 pm UTC

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The principal Allies when the fighting stopped—Great Britain, France, Italy, Japan, and the United States—won World War I. Russia had been part of the Allied alliance until the Russian Revolution...

Latest answer posted April 26, 2021 6:32 pm UTC

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As World War I began, the United States voiced its intention to remain neutral, a policy which held widespread support among the American people. Yet in April of 1917, the United States would enter...

Latest answer posted February 21, 2021 9:21 pm UTC

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The First World War led to Americans becoming much more insular with regard to the outside world. There was nothing unusual about this. The growing mood of isolationism tapped into a long-held...

Latest answer posted December 12, 2017 9:03 am UTC

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The United States did not feel immediately threatened in 1914 when the war began. The government did perceive some threats, but it was mainly from the anarchist and labor movements. The United...

Latest answer posted December 1, 2017 4:13 pm UTC

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The United States's motivations to break the declaration of neutrality and enter World War I were rooted in economic and strategic motivations. The United States had given several Allied countries...

Latest answer posted December 2, 2019 8:49 pm UTC

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The United States entered the war because of the Germans' decision to resume the policy of unrestricted submarine warfare, and the so-called "Zimmerman telegram," intercepted by the British, in...

Latest answer posted June 2, 2012 1:17 pm UTC

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The entrance of the United States into World War I was a very significant event. The fighting in World War I had been going since the summer of 1914. By April of 1917, when the United States...

Latest answer posted November 5, 2017 12:28 pm UTC

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The improvement of the machine gun made it nearly impossible to conduct a successful frontal charge on a position. The machine gun had existed in the form of the Maxim gun (British) and the...

Latest answer posted September 21, 2016 2:33 pm UTC

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There is little doubt that the Treaty of Versailles had a profound influence in drawing Germany towards World War II. To put it simply, many Germans found the treaty an insult and a burden imposed...

Latest answer posted April 25, 2018 10:35 pm UTC

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The treaty of Versailles had negative effects not only to Germany, but the entire world as well. To begin with, the treaty significantly deviated from the “Fourteen Points” proposed by President...

Latest answer posted February 24, 2015 4:15 pm UTC

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I would define militarism as the glorification of the military. In a country that is militaristic, people think that the military is superior to civilians and that the military should be respected...

Latest answer posted November 3, 2010 9:38 am UTC

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The Zimmermann Telegram, or Note, was significant to the history of World War I because it forced United States President Woodrow Wilson to reverse his initial position on American involvement in...

Latest answer posted December 16, 2016 1:40 pm UTC

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Russia's role in World War I (known more commonly as "the Great War" before anybody appreciated that there would soon be a war of even greater magnitude and destruction) was a product of Czar...

Latest answer posted April 23, 2015 7:28 pm UTC

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In 1919, many Germans voted for democratic parties and the country adopted the democratic Weimar constitution. Thus, Germany abandoned traditional Prussian military authoritarianism, much to the...

Latest answer posted February 7, 2018 6:39 am UTC

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Historians agree that imperialism was a long-term cause of World War I. Increasing greatly in the nineteenth century, imperialism, or the desire to extend a country’s influence by building an...

Latest answer posted August 10, 2019 9:20 am UTC

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The official stated reason for entering World War I by American leadership was to make the world a freer place. There is no doubt that American patriotism and ideals had an impact on the decision...

Latest answer posted March 18, 2015 3:02 pm UTC

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Germany's allies during World War I were Austria-Hungary, the Ottoman Empire, and Bulgaria. These formed the Central Powers and were opposed by the Allies, or the Entente, composed principally of...

Latest answer posted January 7, 2020 1:47 am UTC

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The "Race to the Sea" which occurred during 1915 along the Western Front led to both sides being fully entrenched and stalemated until 1917. Part of the reason the stalemate occurred in the West...

Latest answer posted March 16, 2010 3:01 am UTC

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World War I or the First World War: The name “world war” came into use shortly before the First World War and likely came from the German word “Weltkrieg,” or world war. The Great War: World War I...

Latest answer posted January 25, 2016 3:09 am UTC

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The first automatic machine gun was invented by the American, Hiram S. Maxim, in 1884. The ability to fire hundreds of rounds per minute had a profound effect on the way that battles were fought....

Latest answer posted January 10, 2017 8:29 am UTC

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The greatest thing that Germany lost after World War I was its dignity as it was totally humiliated with the Treaty of Versailles whose 440 Articles demobilised and reduced the military forces of...

Latest answer posted April 27, 2009 12:55 pm UTC

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There were two alliance systems in World War I—the Triple Alliance and the Triple Entente. The Triple Alliance, formed in 1882, was made up of Germany, Italy, and Austria-Hungary. The Triple...

Latest answer posted October 1, 2017 2:19 pm UTC

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There are a number of ways that US domestic policy changed during WWI. For instance, before they entered into the war the US was attached to a policy of isolationism, which means that they would...

Latest answer posted August 30, 2019 5:31 pm UTC

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It would be difficult to overstate the political effects of World War I. It was, after all, a “world war,” and one that fundamentally transformed much of the existing international structure while...

Latest answer posted February 26, 2019 3:07 am UTC

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The main reason that the United States was unable to stay neutral during World War I was that the nation sought to continue trade with the belligerents (especially Great Britain), despite the...

Latest answer posted March 23, 2020 4:33 pm UTC

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I agree with the responses above that Germany suffered the greatest consequences from World War I. Germany is sometimes blamed for the start of the war and for that reason the price at the end of...

Latest answer posted May 21, 2012 11:51 am UTC

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World War I (1914–1918) was a total war because of its casualties, geography, and weaponry. The first factor that made World War I a total war was the unprecedented number of combatants, battle...

Latest answer posted November 24, 2019 2:44 am UTC

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The Treaty of Versailles was essentially an example of victors' justice. The Allied powers were primarily concerned with punishing their enemies for starting World War I and the enormous human and...

Latest answer posted February 8, 2018 10:25 am UTC

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There was a strong sense of forlornness and desolation that dominated Europe after WWI. On one hand, the economic and human cost of the war was unimaginable. Death and injury tolls into the tens...

Latest answer posted March 15, 2010 7:59 pm UTC

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Imperialism was a leading cause of both World War I and World War II. However, the specifics of how this ideology led to their respective conflicts differ to a certain degree. For starters, World...

Latest answer posted December 16, 2019 12:15 pm UTC

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European alliance systems formed as nations began to fear attacks from one another. The formation of Germany and its successful war against France was a major catalyst in this fear. Another...

Latest answer posted December 12, 2018 5:33 pm UTC

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Prior to World War I, Americans had long held an isolationist stance on foreign policy. Confirming the Monroe Doctrine's ideological stance on separating European influence from the Western...

Latest answer posted May 1, 2020 6:05 pm UTC

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World War I resulted in a huge cultural and philosophical shift in England that was reflected in the nation's literature by authors and poets, particularly those who served in combat. As the war...

Latest answer posted June 24, 2018 3:20 pm UTC

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The Treaty of Versailles was essentially an attempt to weaken German's industrial and military machine following their attempted conquest in World War 1. The harsh sanctions and impositions put in...

Latest answer posted July 8, 2019 6:19 pm UTC

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The Industrial Revolution had a profound effect on Europe. The Industrial Revolution was an important component of many of the other causes of the Great War. Industrialism created a system of...

Latest answer posted September 16, 2016 12:12 pm UTC

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Business interests played a large part in the Wilson Administration's change of policy regarding World War I. The increasingly aggressive activity of German U-boats in the Atlantic severely...

Latest answer posted April 9, 2020 6:35 am UTC

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As others have noted, nationalism was a major cause of World I. Nationalism, a powerful force in the nineteenth century, was rooted in two dominant intellectual movements that were otherwise often...

Latest answer posted March 4, 2020 1:09 pm UTC

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Aviation was in its infancy during the First World War, so British troops traveled to France via ferry across the English Channel. Once in France, the troops made their way to the front by train,...

Latest answer posted March 2, 2018 10:53 am UTC

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World War I alliances included the Triple Entente and the Central Powers. The Triple Entente included France, Britain and the Russian Empire. France and Russia had been military allies against...

Latest answer posted March 30, 2018 6:26 pm UTC

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The major expansion of American government power was directed at the war effort; not at long time changes in governmental policy. The Lever Food and Control Act created the U.S. Food Administration...

Latest answer posted March 22, 2011 7:52 am UTC

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